Jeff Bemiss is an Oscar-shortlisted writer/director who has worked in shorts, features and documentaries. His work has aired on PBS and network television. His latest film is MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY, a feature documentary about the missing migrant crisis in South Texas, co-directed with Lisa Molomot, and executive produced by Abigail Disney/Fork Films and Engel Entertainment. It is an ITVS Co-Production with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and airs on PBS's Independent Lens on January 31st, 2022.
Jeff recently directed a half-hour dramatic web series pilot, DREAM HOUSE, based on a screenplay by David Lally. Jeff also wrote and directed THE BOOK AND THE ROSE, which won 27 awards internationally and was one of ten semi-finalists for the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Jeff shot and directed the award-winning short documentary COACHING COLBURN about a young man with Fragile-X Syndrome, which premiered at the prestigious Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Originally trained in scripted filmmaking, Jeff co-wrote the feature screenplay A LONG TOMORROW, a time travel drama based on a story by literary sci-fi author Jack Finney (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Time and Again). Jeff is a graduate of the University of Southern California film school and the L.A. Sanford Meisner Academy. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor in film production at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is a Connecticut Arts Fellow and a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow.